The Federal Grill

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$30 and under
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American
Dress Up or Dress Down. A Bourbon or a Beer. A Ribeye or a Burger. Throw in a little Sinatra, and you will begin to have a taste of the FEDERAL Experience.

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Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Please join us for our Easter Brunch & Dinner $42 Prix Fixe 3 Course menu. Our regular children's menu will be served all day. We look forward to serving you & your guests. Happy Easter!!

Sunday, April 12, 2020

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KN
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, sat on the patio and had an amazing date night. Would recommend to anyone looking for a date night place. And the cheeseburger egg rolls are a MUST HAVE!! this is my new favorite spot to eat at!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good. Great service.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Federal Grill is a long time favorite . Menu is extensive. Food is high quality and excellently prepared. Service is professional. Ambiance is delightful.

f
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot wait to return to The Federal Grill. Great service and management but must importantly the food is phenomenal!!!

T
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Sunday brunch - you must eat the biscuits! We ordered a carafe (or 2) of mimosas, a couple orders of Chicken & Waffles, and another ordered the Federal Breakfast, which we all enjoyed. The wait staff was attentive without being obtrusive.

When you go, visit the bathroom to read the framed quotes. It makes waiting in line entertaining (if you do encounter a line).

JL
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Would like to see more flowers on the patio but otherwise great for brunch!!!

k
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

The location is excellent. We had a group of 14, the restaurant was not full and we did not see our waiter for over 15 minutes when the rest of our party made it.

We asked 3 different people to help us find him and send him back to us (our table was in the back room).

It felt as though he didn’t care. When he did finally come back, he didn’t apologize.

WL
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The appetizer came before the cocktails The ribs were not good Tasted like poorly reheated leftovers at 28$ for a rack Not a good value Came because of a gift card We will not be returning

DM
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, we ordered the carpaccio and tuna tartare for appetizers and I had the texas wagyu burger for my main course. Everything was well presented on the plate and was obviously made with care and pride. Could not be happier with the service and ambience. One of my favorite places to dine at in Houston.

JB
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful waiter, unfortunately I do not remember his name. He recommended the crab cake appetizer that was amazing!

M
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to dinner with two other couples who had never been to The Federal Grill. The food, service, and atmosphere were all better than I had hyped them to be. Everyone in our group wants to go back soon.

CB
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has quickly become our new favorite neighborhood gem. We love the prompt seating through Open Table, the friendly and prompt greeting, the amazing service, the outstanding food, Manager checking in on us, meal portion ... Love this place!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing. Wine was good. Cocktail was good. Great time with friends.

SI
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Celebrated birthday

TG
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! The waiter suggested an appetizer that turned out to be amazing! The food was perfectly cooked. Everything was beyond expectations.

f
Houston
23 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five Stars all the way around. Federal is a must try.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My birthday dinner with family and friends was wonderful here this past Saturday night. The restaurant was fabulous. From beginning to end, when we arrived, we noticed they offered complimentary valet parking which was a nice bonus. Next we were immediately seated and ordered drinks and appetizers. Our drinks were great, a bit pricey but comparable for the area overall. Everyone loved their food orders. The Calamari was fantastic as was the chili and complimentary bread (biscuits and butter) with an excellent jelly spread. Salads were good and fresh also. Entrees varied from the Shrimp and Grits to the Braised short ribs and chicken fettuccine, a deconstructed cheeseburger, a real cheeseburger and fries and scallops, and they sent me out a birthday surprise very sweet and I was surprised so I loved it but it was a bourbon style bread pudding, with vanilla ice cream and our waiter was very jovial and helped with our food choices and was pleasant to deal with our different personalities. All in all we will all be back and highly recommend everyone going too!!!! Thank you!!

KS
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food, broad menu and great service. Saturday night was too loud for our party of 5.

TM
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic atmosphere with great food. Would sit in main dining instead of bar next time.

a
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service was of excellent quality. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

D
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the Valentine's Day dinner and enjoyed it tremendously! The menu was fixed but still had a variety of options and the food was delicious! Service was also top notch. Will definitely come back and try their weekend brunch and a regular dinner service!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The surroundings were amazing with a candle at each table it was a warm and cozy place to be. The filet mignon was literally the best I have ever tasted and we have eaten at some of the most prestigious steakhouses in Houston. The sides were excellent. The wait staff was very attentive and on point. My wife actually commented what a wonderful experience it was and that we needed to eat there more not just on special occasions. I really cannot say enough. Only thing I can say is you will not be disappointed if you eat here GUARANTEED.

MA
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

It’s mainly a liquor and cigar bar. Food was very mediocre and never received our biscuits

BP
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated an anniversary and it was a great evening. Wes was awesome. Can't wait to see him at the new Memorial location!

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it from the service to the food. 10 across the board WILL BE BACK.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of seven for a family meal after seeing a play. Our service was wonderful, very attentive without being annoying. We ordered shared appetizers which were delicious. All of us loved our entree’s and our two shared desserts for the table. We will be back. Our favorite restaurant close to downtown!

JG
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful last minute decision after church to go for brunch. Always a top pick for Sunday Brunch and we were so grateful to get a table. Great service and friendly elegant atmosphere. We can't wait to go back.

BG
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was outstanding! Will definitely recommend and support

PV
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A quick bite before catching a show. My wife had fish and I had beef. Both were served quickly and with moderately sized potions. Taste was good, and preparation was quite professional. The bread was delicious - had to try hard not to ask for more.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service were both very good-my wife and really enjoyed our meal. It seems odd to have large televisions in all corners of the restaurant but the volume was off so it wasn’t an issue for us.

P
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic cocktails and wine list. Chicken fried steak was excellent. We always enjoy the Cheeseburger Egg Rolls. Excellent service.

CB
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our second visit was as good, if not better, than our first time here. Added favorite neighborhood gem for delicious food and amazing service. Can’t believe it took us so long to try it! Highly recommend to anyone thinking about eating here. I love the fact we can reserve through Open Table and thankful the restaurant participates so we can use one of our favorite apps. Well done management, cooks, servers and other staff.

l
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here. DEFINITELY WON’T BE THE LAST!

JB
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a great place. Shrimp and grits dish was rich and delicious. Pork chop was a little bland, but extra sauce helped. The spinach and polenta sides were perfect.

GA
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and reasonably priced. Great place for a business lunch with noise levels low enough to hold a conversation. I highly recommend The Federal Grill and will return soon.

N
Houston
114 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have not been to Federal Grill in a few months. It has always been good for both casual service and comfort food. Friday night however, we noticed a major change. The service was over the top. Managers very friendly and checking on us often. Food was exceptionally good. This place is not a high end romantic dinner place, but a nice casual fun dinner and drink spot. Federal Grill, you have nailed it. Can not wait to go back. What Federal Grill does, it does so very very well. Hats off to the management and staff for making this such a great restaurant and fun place to go.

MD
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

chose Federal for birthday dinner on a recommendation from a colleague and was disappointed. Compares well to higher end restaurants and has character and ambiance of its own. they treat me well for the birthday without being OTT, and even listen and acted on request by another patron to turn down music a little, which made things even better

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Federal Grill was amazing!!!!! I will definitely be back, food was great, along with the mimosas we ordered as well. Great staff & fast service!

l
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner there for the first time and had such a great experience we wanted to try brunch. It was outstanding! Superb service and attention to everything. Food is out of this world!

MS
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch!!
The food was delicious, the staff was efficient, and it was quite enough to have lovely conversation.